Girl Guides who missed Taylor Swift Murrayfield Eras Tour enchanted in Rutherglen tribute show

Rutherglen, Cambuslang and East Kilbride Girl Guides, who were experiencing a cruel summer by not getting Taylor Swift Murrayfield tickets, were enchanted in a tribute fundraising show.

The Rutherglen Division were able to shake off their girls’ disappointment by hosting two Taylor Swift tribute shows on Friday for those unfortunate not to get Murrayfield Eras Tour tickets.

‘Totally Taylor’ performed for over 260 kids and 60 adults from Rutherglen, Cambuslang, East Kilbride and Croftfoot in the Rutherglen United Reformed Church - split between two shows for their respective Rainbows, Brownies, and Girl Guides.

The show was so successful that it turned a profit for the group to help fund further activities.

Leader of the Third Rutherglen Brownies and organiser of the event, Claire Quinn, spoke to Lanarkshire Live: “All of the kids love Taylor Swift and when we were doing our festival fun activity - where the kids pick a song each - all of the girls picked a Taylor Swift song.

The hall was packed with young swifties -Credit:Claire Quinn
The hall was packed with young swifties -Credit:Claire Quinn

“Then, a couple of weeks later, one of our new girls wanted Taylor Swift to come to her ‘promise party’.

“We obviously couldn’t do that, but that’s what sprung the idea of a tribute show. We are thankful that the URC allowed us to use their church.

“There was that much of a demand that we had to hold two shows, one at 6pm and another at 8pm on Friday.

“The kids absolutely loved it. There were plenty of parents who had tried to get tickets for her Murrayfield show, so this worked out as a nice substitute, especially with it only priced at £10.

“It was all for the kids because we had so many that wanted to go but obviously couldn’t, so when we told them we were doing it, they were so excited.”

All of the youngsters attending sang and dressed in style for the event.

Taylor Swift performing at Murrayfield on Friday, June 7 -Credit:Daily Record
Taylor Swift performing at Murrayfield on Friday, June 7 -Credit:Daily Record

Emily Broadfoot, 6, said: “I had so much fun, it was like a dream. I loved the sparkly clothes and the music made me dance.”

Orla Rochford, 10, continued: “It was a fantastic Show and I enjoyed it so much. I had so much fun with all of my friends. We have the best brownie leader for organising it for us.”

Jessica Gibson, 7, added: “She sang my favourite song, Karma, I was so happy.”

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